17 July + [global] = Boko Haram

Leo Igwe is one of Nigeria's leading secularists, which is perhaps a small category given that country's polarized religious divisions and passions. Igwe was scheduled to talk about the belief in witchcraft in 21st century Africa. But the dramatic kidnapping by the extreme Islamist Boko Haram gives him a much more timely and significant topic.

16 July + [advocacy] = amnesty 317

Want to hear the latest about the suppression of human rights around the world and in Indiana? Even better, want to meet with people who try do something about these issues? Best of all, would you like to be part of their efforts? Then Amnesty Indy's monthly meeting is the place to be.

17 July + [food] = climate changes menu

Floods, droughts, polar vortex! Climate change affects our resources for what and how much we can afford to eat each year. Discover the role corporate, ecological, community, educational, agricultural and even food bank policies play in finding solutions.

31 July + [ideas] = micro-competition

It's an illustration of what is possible when you connect ideas with people and resources. Maybe magic will happen. Expect something like PitchFeast or the Verge meetup format: tasty food, a thought-provoking talk, imaginative pitches from three groups changing Indiana and the world, voting for the winner.

what's the big idea?